Topic: Comic Books - New
TODAY'S 'MAIN FEATURE':The cover of this issue #10 in the Satyr magazine series promises an "Eye-Popping Tenth Issue"! So, Does It???
Well... Here's what I found Cover To Cover!
Front Cover / by Jeff Gaither: The cover reminded me so much of the 'Plop' comics that were produced by DC Comics many years ago. So yeah, I did enjoy this cover!
Inside Front Cover: I like Intros by the Publisher AND a Table of Contents when first opening this magazine!
1st Story: 'Lonesome Hound Dog' / by Simon Mackie & Ben Rowdon - Okay 5 page story to start out this magazine with...
2nd Story: 'Wild Strawberries' / by BeBop - Also a 5 pager - okay story.
3rd Story: 'Monster In The Sheets' / by Barry Southworth - 4 pager... Now THIS was truly 'eye-popping'! Good selection to run in this issue!
4th Story: 'Best Friends Forever'/ by Jenn Walker - 6 pager... So-so story for me...
5th Story: 'The Haunt of Hipster' / by Carl Alessi - Definitely reminded me of stories from the earlier days of underground comix! You gotta be into these type of text stories with illustrations to appreicate it though! But it did complement the front cover!
6th Story: '!*%&#ERS' / by Marc Haines - Realllly Good Story & Art... AND Not just because of the special guest star! Best story feature in this issue, IMO! Goes well with the front cover theme!
Letters Pages: An Editorial / TOC page AND a Letter Page(s) in One Issue?! Great Idea, Jim!
Back Inside Cover: Great 'In-House Ad Page' - Lets the 1st time reader of this magazine know there's more than just Satyr in the Main Enterprises stable of publications!
Back Cover / by Brad Foster: ANOTHER 'Eye-Popping' cover! But for a much diffent reason than the Front Cover!
In Summary: As I've noted before in my Blog... Publishing an Anthology comic or magazine has to be the HARDEST thing to publish!
Especially when it comes time to choose / include / exclude what the contributors have sent in to be published by you!
For the most part I look at a magazine like this in the following way: Would I have seen the stories / artwork by the creators anywhere else?
A magazine like this is like an 'introduction' to other creators out there, WITHOUT having to pay full price, sight unseen usually, for one of their complete works.
So this is more like a 'sampler' to me. A sampler where the publisher DOESN'T charge an arm and a leg to see works such as these! Heck, the cover price is only $3.50 and with shipping to You in the States, it's only $5.25 total!
I mentioned DC Comics earlier in this post. They used to have a comic book series called "New Talent Showcase". It ran for 15 issues, starting in 1984. That's where those who hadn't hit the 'Big Time' yet were given an opportunity to be published in a publication for a wider audience distribution than they could have done on their own.
This magazine fits that function PLUS provides a LOT more!
I look forward to each Satyr magazine as it comes out... As Should YOU!
Oh, and here's where YOU can check it out further, and also buy it, as well as a few back issues of the same magazine:
My thanks to Jim Main of Main Enterprises for bringing the Tenth issue of this series to my attention!
AND...My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts!
Join us again soon, as we publish another 'Main Feature'. And don't forget to check out the 'Featurette' shown below this 'Main Feature' article at the bottom right!
~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com
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